Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets The Witchlings in a hilarious, heartfelt story about a reluctant vampire slayer... and her vampire best friend.
Maggie Helsby isn't afraid of much. But one thing that terrifies her is trying to fit in.
When she moves to the small town of Goreway, she's eager to shed her old reputation as the weird horror nerd who scares the other kids at school. This time it'll be different. The only problem is that she's moved into a spooky house at the edge of Skeleton Woods, gifted to her parents by a mysterious great uncle she never knew. She can't resist exploring it before the townspeople tear down the forest and build a golf course, even if her new friends are too scared to follow her...
What she finds is Skeleton Lodge, the headquarters of a secret coven of vampires, their evil leader Count Bloodthirst, and a young vampire named Sharptooth Shadow who SWEARS she's a vegetarian. She might just be the friend Maggie's been dying to meet! But when Maggie discovers that she descends from a long line of vampire slayers, can she and Sharptooth overcome their history and save the forest and their friendship?
Katy Birchall is the author of several young adult novels including The It Girl series, the Hotel Royale series and Morgan Charmley: Teen Witch. She is the co-author of the middle grade Lightning Girl series and Star Switch with Alesha Dixon, and the Find the Girl teen series with YouTube stars Lucy and Lydia Connell. Katy was proud to be the author of a retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma for the Awesomely Austen series, a collection of Austen’s novels retold for younger readers. She has also written a non-fiction book, How to be a Princess: Real-Life Fairy Tales for Modern Heroines. Katy lives in London with her partner, Ben, and her rescue dog, Bono.